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July 26, 2020 - Who's on the Lord's side?....Who?

We live in one of the most critical periods of all time. The powers of evil are fighting against truth and righteousness, and the battle is reaching a climax. Someday the war between good and evil will be won—a permanent victory for good. But right now each one of you can fight for the right on your own battlefield by making right choices about what you will do and what you won’t do as you learn to listen to the promptings of the Spirit. Once you make your decision to do what is right, you don’t have to fight the battle with every temptation that presents itself every day. You simply take a stand and say to yourself, “I will do this; I won’t do that.” And Satan will have to turn elsewhere to find his followers.

Sister Ardeth G. Kapp, "Stand for Truth and Righteousness", General Conference, October 1988

We know that God will win the war. Question is....are we fighting on His side? Or do we bounce between both sides? Maybe we are "luke warm" and don't know what side to pick. Maybe we want to be on God's side but we don't want to fight. So we just stand there.

Well, there is no such thing as just standing there. It is either one or the other. There is no middle ground. If we aren't actively fighting with God, defending the truth, then we are fighting against the truth, against God. Even if we are just standing there.

Some may think it's prideful to admit that God has given each of us gifts, spiritual abilities, to do certain things. Maybe nobody around us has that gift. Does that make us better than them? Of course not. It is not prideful to use that gift in defence of yourself, your family, the truth, or of God. It is not prideful to be bold. It is not prideful to admit who you are. Christ, Himself, admitted that He was the Son of God.....boldly, without arrogance, without doubt, without excuse.

So be proud, but not prideful. Be bold, but not overbearing. Be confident, but not arrogant. Be spiritually strong, but not boastful. Be like Christ and on His side, don't just stand there.

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